KCTCS Ready to Welcome Additional Veterans

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The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) stands ready to educate a new generation of veterans as the federal government ushers in the most comprehensive veterans post-secondary education benefits since the 1944 G.I. Bill.

KCTCS is perfectly positioned to meet the educational needs of veterans

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) stands ready to educate a new generation of veterans as the federal government ushers in the most comprehensive veterans post-secondary education benefits since the 1944 G.I. Bill.

"KCTCS is perfectly positioned to meet the educational needs of veterans," said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall. "The programs we offer are geared toward providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to be competitive in today's workforce."

KCTCS currently has more than 1,600 veterans enrolled in its statewide system of 16 community and technical colleges.    

With 67 campuses located across the Commonwealth, along with more than 600 program options and flexible class schedules, KCTCS is uniquely positioned to provide veterans with the post-secondary benefits they need.

"One of the strengths of community and technical colleges is their experience in working with non-traditional, adult students," said Dr. McCall. "KCTCS faculty and staff are extremely skilled and knowledgeable in working with veterans and the unique experiences they bring to the educational environment."

The maximum benefit under the new law will allow every eligible veteran, serviceman and woman, Reservist and National Guard member to attend a public college or university for free for four years. They are also eligible for a monthly housing stipend and up to $1,000 a year for books.

Service members who agree to serve four more years in the military can opt to transfer the benefit to their spouse or kids. It's anticipated that nearly a half million veterans or their family members could participate in the first year.

For additional KCTCS veteran information, please contact a certified veteran official:

Ashland Community and Technical College
Carol Roe
(606)326-2242

Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Jeffrey Hicks
(606)789-5321

Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Sydney Baseheart
(859)257-4872

Bowling Green Technical College
Mike Hills
(270)901-1003

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Edward Harris
(270)769-2371

Gateway Community and Technical College
Mattie Watts
(859)442-4111

Hazard Community and Technical College
Bobby Collins
(606)436-5721

Henderson Community College
Gail Bushrod
(270)830-5215

Hopkinsville Community College
Vincent Shykes
(270)707-3831

Jefferson Community and Technical College
Vanessa Dockery
(502)213-2139

Madisonville Community College
Mitch Poole
(270)824-8591

Maysville Community and Technical College
Jerome Greiner
(606)759-7141

Owensboro Community and Technical College
Will Logsdon
(270)686-4631

Somerset Community College
Kimberly Rose
(606)679-8501

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
Debra A.Miller
(606)573-1506

West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Sandra Barlow
(270)534-3244

For most Kentuckians, higher education begins at KCTCS. Our statewide system of 16 colleges and 67 campuses provides citizens throughout the Commonwealth with a quality education that is both accessible and affordable. For more information, visit http://www.kctcs.edu.

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